Progressive Soul Mondays “Slept On”: Syleena Johnson

Syleena Johnson is the daughter of ’60s R&B singer Syl Johnson and Brenda Thompson, America’s first black female police commissioner.  She got an early start in music and was influenced by powerful soul singers such as Aretha Franklin, Al Green and Mavis Staples.  Syleena is not only a singer, but she is also a plus-sized model and has worked for Ashley Stewart.  She has released five albums, including a greatest hits collection. Enjoy! 

— Desiree

“Guess What”

Also check out “Shoo Fly” from Syleena’s album Chapter 4: Labor Pains.



  1. I just picked up Chapter 4 a month or so ago and it’s not bad.

    Check out “Your Love,” “You Let Me Down,” and the hilarious “Maury Povich.”

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